GMH8060 goodman furnace gas valve not opening

Old 03-25-13, 02:11 PM
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GMH8060 goodman furnace gas valve not opening

I have observed the following sequence of events. Can this be something other than the gas valve itself?


* Code LED steady
* T'stat calls for heat
* Flue fan comes on
* Igniter begans to glow
* After 7-10 seconds, 26 VAC appears across brown and blue wires
at the gas valve electrical plug.
* About 3 seconds or so later, 26 VAC drops to 14VAC and igniter drops out.
* Furnace repeats this sequence 2 more times then goes to periodic single blink
on code LED and remains off.

Question: This is the first time I've had a problem with a goodman furnace. Is there any other possibility besides a bad gas valve? This unit was installed in November of 2012, less than six months ago. It is warranty registered, but I would like some feedback before I make a claim. This is Texas, and prior to this date, the furnace was idle for a week or two. The problem started with the first attempt to use it after the idle period. Gas supply seems plenty strong.

Rich is puzzled at this time.
Old 03-25-13, 05:19 PM
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it's not the gas valve...........It could be that it just needs simple flame sensor cleaning. Remove and clean the flame rod with 000 steel wool.

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